Brock Montgomery
1  year  Mo Bro

€350

Target: €500
raised €350 since 2022
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Men's health
Mental health and suicide prevention

Men’s Health Month has come to an end, however, the conversation shouldn’t. As a former professional hockey player I have dealt with, and seen many different forms of mental health related issues stemming from severe head injuries.
As always I would like to use this platform for a positive and meaningful purpose, this time to help bring awareness and change to this issue.

Athletes tend to go quietly into the background as they have been raised to be tough, to not show their weakness, and not let anything bother them. There are far to many men suffering in silence because they are too afraid to reach out and say they need help. We have noticed that it is far tougher to ask for help relating to an injury that is “invisible”.

Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence.

I have three months left as the Caretaker on the Great Blasket Island and I intend to grow this (not so luscious) Mo out until I leave in October. On top of that I will do a 5 minute daily cold plunge in the North Atlantic Ocean to help raise awareness.

Thanks for helping bring awareness to this and donating to my Movember page where the funds will be used to properly study and fund these areas.

I would also encourage you to learn more about CTE as well and how you can help in this field. If you are an athlete you can pledge your brain here for further research.
https://concussionfoundation.org/CTE-resources/what-is-CTE

Benefits of meditation/mindfulness:
Jon Kabat-Zinn
https://youtu.be/3nwwKbM_vJc

“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity, which at the bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

How I'm
getting involved
100 DAYS OF COLD
Team captain Brock Montgomery
€350 Team funds raised
53 of 100 workout
swimming
53 workout
Every day for the next 100 days I will go for a minimum 5 minute cold plunge in the North Atlantic Ocean off the Great Blasket Island.
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7 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Ríona Flannelly
€25
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Donation from:
Jacqueline Siebring
€25

Dear Brock

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Donation from:
Laurence Phelan
€50
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Janice Wiebe
€25
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Billy O’Connor
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Siri Johnson
€50

A dear woman who was supposed to be with us on the Ireland trip that brought us to Great Blasket lost her twin sons to suicide. It seems so much more prevalent among men and is heartbreaking. I applaud your efforts.

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Donation from:
Darla Montgomery
€50

So proud of you honey…always thinking of ways to give back…even if it means growing a terrible ‘stash lol.

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Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
€25
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